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May 30, 2016
Tsuki no Ko is a beautiful ~late 80's-early 90's shoujo manga that explores darker themes like reincarnation, the apocalyptic, alienation, loneliness, morality/moral obligation, and sacrifice rooted in profound love for another. While its mood is not necessarily dismal, the nature of the aforementioned themes lend it an implicit sense of melancholy that, in turn, runs throughout the bulk of every volume. That said, there are various breaks in this heaviness that approach a much lighter, almost slice-of-lifeish tone, as can be seen in some of the interactions between Art/Jimmy and often in Jimmy's behavior alone. These, I think, give the plot a nice balance read more